Having had to attend 2 funerals recently, (connected to the family) its interesting to see how the dress code has changed.Once it was always , dresses with coats, or suits for ladies always in black, always suits for men, hats bags etc.
These days although most do dress nicely a few are still in black, there are always a few who look as if they have come from the beach. One funeral we were at this week, a well groomed girl looked as if she was going to a cocktail party, completely backless down to her waist and although a black dress, I thought the bare back not quite right and not the dress to wear to a funeral. Most men were still in either their suits or jackets but no ties is very common these days. ( a few men the young ones were casual in what they wore)
.The variety of colored dresses and slacks on the ladies is amazing. But then I guess it does not really matter these days, a lot of these old traditions we seniors know and remember are fast disappearing.
Nowadays a life is celebrated rather than a death mourned. I do like that change. Videos of the persons’ life are shown. Friends and family stand up and tell anecdotes, often funny. Much easier to attend funerals these days, I feel.
A backless dress is a bit much almost anywhere. Ha ha.